Questions tagged [metadata]

Metadata is data/information that provides data/information about other data. Metadata is essentially documentation of data.

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Is there a database that provides metadata for products with barcodes?

I am looking for a database (free or paid, but I prefer a free one for now), that contains metadata of products such as cell phones, tv's, etc.
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ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data plus borders (e.g. as kml)

I am looking for a free or even commercial data source for ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data, ideally with border data (e.g. in kml). The ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-2 data should contain the hierarchical ...
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USAID Dataset Downloads Published List

My understanding is that you are collecting data on the frequency of downloads of every dataset uploaded to the DDL (Development Data Library). Have you uploaded that dataset of downloads? I am ...
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CKAN exposing tables from a relational database

I am using CKAN 2.3 and I would like to compose datasets considering a specific schema from a relational database. Indeed, I would like to publish the list of any table into CKAN in order to show ...
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What product is the Australian government Meteor made using?

METeOR is Australia’s repository for national metadata standards for health, housing and community services statistics and information. - http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/ If I want to build a open data ...
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Search for basic business-related Open Data standards

What data standards, schemas or models are available to basic business/hr funcitons? For example, a model for employees with information including address, contact information, metadata pertaining ...
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how to get semantic ontology of words related to technology

I would like to get some semantic ontology of words related to technology. Is there a way or a place I can get these kind of informations ?
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Custom Categories in CKAN

Is it possible to have custom dataset categories appear in the side bar of the 'datasets' tab in CKAN 2.2? HealthData.gov appears to have these categories, but most examples I see have the default ...
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Where can I find an ontology for “project”?

I am looking for an ontology that can describe the concept "project". For example: the type of the project (new project, improvement, translate) industries involved in the project (mobile application,...
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Data set for identifying columns as categorical or numerical

In a given dataset, a column of numbers can represent a categorical or numerical variable. While one can imagine some simple heuristics for guessing which (e.g., it's categorical if the number of ...
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Open Data about Open Data [duplicate]

What are good open data sources for open data? data.gov is nice but limited to American open data. datahub.io is based on CKAN, it comes closes to what I have in mind and it has an API. There's also ...
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Where can I find a taxonomy of open data sites?

I was looking for a Stack Exchange site to ask this and Open Data seems to be the one. I am to write a short note on how to find information on the internet and for that I would love to read a ...
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Is ISO 19115 (Geographic Metadata) a closed standard?

I've been seeing ISO 19115 pop up in discussions more and more recently. It appears to be a standard for NOAA and other federal agencies. Yet when I google "ISO 19115" the first entry I see is from ...
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Database of Japanese words difficulty

I have a huge database of Japanese words and want to split them into flashcard decks of different difficulty levels. (actually for a GSoC project) For this, I need to know the "difficulty" of each ...
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Database of English words difficulty

Data request I am looking for a database that describes the "difficulty" of each English word. Difficulty of a word is not easy to define, but it is probably a mix of: Level of study needed to ...
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“Official” list of business branches

I'm looking for some sort of list with all possible branches of business/employment. i.e. "Restaurant", "Hotel", "IT", "Bakery", "Fitness Centre", "School", "Insurance", etc. Preferably something ...
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What are good examples of open data dashboards?

What are good examples of open data dashboards? This can either be: A dashboard that uses open data, for example the London City Dashboard (but better...) A collection of metrics about the open ...
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Real Newbie Question [duplicate]

My interest is in visualizations from the standpoint of a software developer, not a scientist. It seems that getting open data from two different sites take a lot of work as some expose an API and ...
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Is it a good idea to think of defining a DCAT vocabulary in other languages?

IMHO, Project Open Data does a great job defining a standard metadata vocabulary based on DCAT for government datasets. Would it be a good idea to start defining DCAT metadata terms in other ...
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Examples of metadata for non-uniform collections

Are there examples of metadata — lists of what a site offers, that users search to help them decide what to download — for non-uniform collections like UCI ml or openml.org ? Metadata is ...
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Evidence for the economic impact of open data?

Open Data is discussed in many contexts, ranging from transparency, government accountability, and their economical benefits. Are there up-to-date studies and publications analyzing the real and ...
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How can I track updates on the release of new open data sources across the world?

Is there any blog and / or link where I can get regular updates on the release of latest open data sources across world?
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A database of open databases?

While there are many open databases available, is there a database or the project that would contain the information of such databases? In other words, is there an open meta-database of open ...
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Metadata standards and best practices for data dictionaries for CSV files/data

We publish most of our machine-readable open data in CSV format. What are best practices and/or standards to publish data dictionaries (e.g. definitions of columns in CSV files including human-...